David R. Malpass has been a director of New Mountain Finance Corporation since July 2012. He also serves as a Director of various UBS mutual funds and has since May 2014. He is currently president of Encima Global, an economic research and consulting firm serving institutional investors and corporate clients. His work provides insight and analysis on global economic and political trends, with investment research spanning equities, fixed income, commodities and currencies. Before founding Encima Global, LLC in 2008, Mr. Malpass served as Bear Stearns’ chief economist and Senior Managing Director from 1993 to 2008. Between February 1984 and January 1993, Mr. Malpass held economic appointments during the Reagan and Bush Administrations. He was Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary for Developing Nations, a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Republican Staff Director of Congress’s Joint Economic Committee, and Senior Analyst for Taxes and Trade at the Senate Budget Committee. From 1977-83, Mr. Malpass worked in Portland, Oregon as a CPA with Arthur Andersen’s systems consulting group, the Controller at Consolidated Supply Co., and a contract administrator at Esco Corporation, a steel foundry. Mr. Malpass also authors the Current Events column in Forbes magazine, and his opinion pieces appear regularly in the Wall Street Journal. He sits on the board of the Economic Club of New York. Mr. Malpass received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Colorado College and an MBA from the University of Denver. In addition to this, he studied international economics at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.